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Press Release

Vandalia Man Pleads Guilty to Drug and Gun Offenses

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Illinois

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – Shane Hans, 45, of Vandalia, Illinois, pled guilty in federal court on 
Thursday, July 21, 2022, to one count of distribution of methamphetamine, one count of possession 
with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and one count of felon in possession of a firearm. As 
part of his guilty plea, Hans acknowledged that on May 14, 2021, he possessed, with intent to 
distribute, approximately 15 grams of methamphetamine that was recovered by law enforcement 
officials from his residence in Vandalia, Illinois.  Hans also acknowledged he possessed a firearm 
recovered from his residence on that date, while knowing he was a convicted felon.  Hans further 
acknowledged on July 24, 2021, he knowingly distributed approximately 14 grams of methamphetamine 
from his residence in Vandalia.  Hans is scheduled to be sentenced on November 17, 2022.  Hans 
faces a maximum sentence of 20 years imprisonment.
U.S. Attorney Rachelle Aud Crowe thanks the Federal Bureau of Investigation-Springfield Field 
Office and the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office for their work in investigating the case and notes 
that, “this kind of cooperative effort between federal and local law enforcement agencies is 
essential to making our communities safer.”
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel T. Kapsak.

Updated April 19, 2023